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Staff Profile

Dr Mark Perry

Consultant Rheumatologist

Kath Maguire

As a Consultant Rheumatologist at Plymouth Healthcare NHS Trust, I seek to enable people with rheumatic disease to maximise their ability to self-manage the personal impact of illness, and to develop services that are increasingly patient-focused and efficient.

In my role as NHS Liaison for PenCLAHRC and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer I sought to help those who, like me, sometimes found numbers confusing, to find practical strategies to help them and their teams think critically.

In my role with the Making Sense of Evidence programme at PenCLAHRC, I worked with both the public, postgraduate healthcare professionals, and Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry. I co-authored a trial of Patient Initiated Access Clinics for people with rheumatoid arthritis and lead a team delivering Rheumatology Direct Access clinics. These won the Health Service Journal Award in 2016.

I advise nationally on developing similar services in other specialities.

 

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Contact by phone
01752 431996

Employed by
Plymouth Healthcare NHS Trust

Areas of expertise
Rheumatology, Patient Initiated Clinics, Clinical Decision Making

Projects

Systematic review of patient-initiated appointment systems (PIAS) in secondary care for people with chronic disease

Systematic review of patient initiated clinics (PICs) in patients with chronic or recurrent conditions managed in secondary care

SW AHSN/PenCLAHRC project - Patient-initiated clinics (PIC) for people with long-term conditions

Systematic review of patient-initiated appointment systems (PIAS) in secondary care for people with chronic disease

Publications

Overnight variations in cortisol, interleukin 6, TNF alpha and other cytokines in people with rheumatoid arthritis

Effect of novel therapeutic glucocorticoids on circadian rhythms of hormones and cytokines in rheumatoid arthritis

Evaluation of a patient-initiated review system in rheumatoid arthritis: an implementation trial protocol

Alleviation of morning joint stiffness by low-dose prednisone in rheumatoid arthritis is associated with circadian changes in IL-6 and cortisol

Overnight variations in IL-6 in synovial fluid and plasma in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis

Implementing a patient-initiated review system in rheumatoid arthritis: a qualitative evaluation

Acute low back pain management in general practice: uncertainty and conflicting certainties

Patient initiated clinics for patients with chronic or recurrent conditions managed in secondary care: a systematic review of patient reported outcomes and patient and clinician satisfaction.

Patient initiated clinics for patients with chronic or recurrent conditions managed in secondary care: a systematic review of patient reported outcomes and patient and clinician satisfaction

Faecal calprotectin effectively excludes inflammatory bowel disease in 789 symptomatic young adults with/without alarm symptoms: a prospective UK primary care cohort study

The enduring impact of what we say to people with low back pain

Upcoming Events

Oct
08

Searching and Review Clinic

Online appointments via Microsoft Teams

COVID-19 update: As a result of the pandemic, all PenARC staff are currently working remotely. While...
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Oct
12

Making Sense of Care Homes...

Online

This workshop is aimed at researchers from across PenARC and Exeter University who are (or who are interested...
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Calendar

News

Operational Research to help improve patients’ experience of mental health services in the South West

22 September 2020

Computer modelling is helping to develop a tool that supports decision-making for patients and clinicians...
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NIHR ARCs awarded £13.125 million to fund key national research priorities

08 September 2020

The National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaborations (NIHR ARCs) have secured £13.125 million...
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Shoulder replacements benefit most patients for more than ten years, study shows

27 August 2020

More than 90 per cent of shoulder replacement implants last more than ten years, according...
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News

Research Projects

Modelling demand and capacity for NHS Trusts in the South West

Theme: ARC - Methods for Research & Improvement

A tool has been developed to support forecasting resource demand and staffing capacity in NHS...
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Research Projects